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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 20v

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Ulysses slaying Suitors of Penelope -- Three men, wearing hats, sit behind draped trestle table on which are knife, plate, loaves (?), covered cup and covered vessel. Of the three men, one is orant; another< with hands joined, is stabbed in the right arm by sword held by Ulysses, wearing armor and helmet, and standing before the table. Two (?) other soldiers and another man are at far end of the table; one of the soldiers, with right hand grasps neck of man with joined hands and possibly stabs him with spear.
Scene in room with decorated wall and tile floor.

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